The big problems facing the world today are not at all things beyond our control. Our biggest threat is not an asteroid about to crash into us, some- thing we can do nothing about. Instead, all the major threats facing us today are problems entirely of our own making. And since we made the problems, we can also solve the problems. That then means that it’s entirely in our power to deal with these problems.

Diamond, Jared: Why do societies collapse ? (2003)

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